This month’s burgerology is a bit unusual. Beyond Burgers HI isn’t actually a restaurant. It’s a food truck. They don’t have one fixed location, as far as I know, so be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to find out where to try these totally awesome burgers.
We tracked them down at Eat the Street, a monthly food truck rally in Kakaako. It takes place the last Friday of every month, so if you live in Honolulu or are lucky enough to be visiting at that time, you really have to check it out. It’s a food lover’s paradise.
Every month at Eat the Street has a different theme, and this time it was chocolate. Beyond Burgers had a special for the night featuring a burger with bacon dipped in chocolate. Geoff decided to roll the dice and give it a try. I have to say this particular gamble didn’t particularly pay off. Maybe if the chocolate had been a bit darker, less sweet, it may have worked. Minus the chocolate, the burger itself was great. What’s life without a little risk, eh?
I tried the Swiss and Bacon Burger with a tasty aioli. The bun was the best part. It’s substantial enough to hold up to the burger without getting soggy. It’s also perfectly toasted on top and bottom which adds another element of flavor. I was hooked. Alas, the awesome photo I took of my burger with my crappy phone turned out to be a photo of the sidewalk. You’ll have to use your imagination.
Besides burgers made with locally grown beef, they also sell a bacon-wrapped hot dog, which I’m dying to try, and homemade fruit infused lemonades and iced tea. We shared a strawberry Arnold Palmer that was very refreshing and not too sweet. I quite enjoy a drink that has to be poured from a ladle.
Track down Beyond Burgers, and give them a try. You won’t regret it. Just maybe skip the chocolate on your burger. Everything else is excellent.